Non-Bailable Arrest Warrant Issued for Musharraf

Islamabad’s Additional District and Sessions court issued non-bailable warrants of arrest against former president Pervez Musharraf. The connection is said to be for the murder of Lal Masjid’s cleric Ghazi Abdul Rashid and his mother, which took place in 2007.

District and Sessions judge Kamran Basharat Mufti reserved the verdict.

The case was filed after Haroon Rasheed, Ghazi’s son, submitted an application at the Aabpara Police Station, after registering an FIR against the former president. In the application, Haroon referred to about 20 pages of the Lal Masjid Commission report, which held the former president responsible for the operation.

After returning from his self-imposed exile before the general elections, Musharraf is currently intertwined in a legal web. He is currently residing in Karachi and is not allowed to leave the country as his name has been added on the Exit Control List (ECL).